Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

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phil58490
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Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by phil58490 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:04 pm

I bought a sail and it came as a job lot with two Fireball spinnakers and a jib. I have no use for these, I am told they are at least fifteen years old but are intact and usable. As yet I haven't taken then out of the bag. If anyone has any interest I'll take them out of the bag and take some photos. A small donation to the RNLI and postage would be the asking price.
Just across the Tamar in South East Cornwall

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by Godfrey » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:32 pm

I think I could find a use for them. Shall I e-mail you?

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by phil58490 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:59 pm

Thats fine, which ones do you want? PM me an address and I will get what you want off to you. The spinnakers fold and roll up quite small but not sure about the jib as it is rolled at the moment. I will work out the cheapest postage or courier costs.
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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by Spiderman » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:31 pm

Hi,
If Godfrey doesn't want both spinnakers then I would quite like the other one.
Thanks
Ian

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by sam mason » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:49 am

Moth with a Fireball Spinnaker......The mind boggles

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by Spiderman » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:07 pm

sam mason wrote:Moth with a Fireball Spinnaker......The mind boggles
Well Sam I heard a rumour that you were putting an RS400 assymetric kite on the Albacore so I thought I'd better give it a go! Just need a miniature crew to do the hoists and drops and put the pole on now?

Ian

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by sam mason » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:04 pm

I have quite enough trouble controlling it without additional sails thanks!!

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by Pat » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:49 am

We put a Merlin mid size kite on a Lark once and had great difficulty stopping before we were carried over the dam!
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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by sam mason » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:08 pm

We tried a Scorpion brolly on a Miracle a few years ago. That was quite exciting. It would have been better if either of had any idea what we were doing!

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by Pat » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:17 am

sam mason wrote: It would have been better if either of had any idea what we were doing!
:lol: +1

Sandy often fancies trying a kite on the Albacore and with several sizes of Merlin and Lark ones available and a few blocks tied on (well soft shackles are trendy aren't they?) I reckon it will happen one day......
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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by sam mason » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:49 am

I don't see why not although its not an avenue I would be keen to go down. It works on Swordfish which is pretty much the same thing. Under no circumstances let the Albacore association get wind of this or they will send a hit squad round

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Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Post by alan williams » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:20 am

My cousin had one of my old Hornet spinnakers which he used to use on his Albacore when cruising. Found it very useful when cheating tides.
Regards Al W.

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